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A Quiz To Test Your Squirrel Knowledge

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about squirrels. What is it about squirrels that we find so interesting? Squirrels are amazing creatures. Did you know they can leap 10 times their body length and turn their ankles 180 degrees to face any direction when climbing? They also have superb vision, and they learn by quickly copying other animals. Answer the following multiple choice questions and then see your score. Better yet, stump your family and friends by asking them to take this quiz.

1. Which of these is the place where a squirrel calls his home?

2. What is a baby squirrel called?

3. The name 'squirrel' is taken from the Greek word 'skiouros' which means what?

4. What are the eating habits of a squirrel?

5. Where are a squirrel's sweat glands?

6. How far can a squirrel jump?

7. Female squirrels are polyoestrous, that is they have multiple ovulation cycles each year.

8. What is the approximate gestation period for squirrels?

9. When are young squirrels typically born?

10. A squirrels eyes are located on the sides of the head.

11. A squirrel's front teeth never stop growing.

12. The average lifespan of a grey squirrel is ____________ years.

13. How does a squirrel use its tail?

14. Are squirrels monogamous?

15. Squirrels tend to have second and third nests located near their main home.

16. Squirrels live in male-female pairs.

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